AFP welcomes peace talks with Misuari

11/04/2016

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday welcomed the temporary suspension of the arrest warrant against Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari in connection with the Zamboanga City siege in 2013. “Malugod…

Beheaded Canadian’s body found in Sulu

07/03/2016

Zamboanga City — The body of Abu Sayyaf kidnap victim, Canadian Robert Hall, had been found in Sulu yesterday morning, almost three weeks after he was beheaded, the military said. Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., the spokesperson of…

Incoming AFP chief wants to fight Abu Sayyaf 24/7

06/29/2016

Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya said he is ready to implement a plan to fight the Abu Sayyaf 24/7. “We are planning for that, to fight the Abu…

Flor: Abu Sayyaf men treated us like dogs

06/25/2016

DAVAO CITY — They were kicked, punched and slapped. An emotional Marites Flor, the Filipino woman kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf, yesterday recounted her experience with the bandit group. “Yung treatment nila parang aso, bata kami. Kaya…

Martial law in Sulu

06/16/2016

JOLO, Sulu—President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday admitted that he considered placing the entire province of Sulu under martial law to go after the Abu Sayyaf bandits who were holding foreign and Filipino hostages. In a news…

Headless remains found in Sulu; cops verifying identity

04/28/2016

Zamboanga City — Military authorities here yesterday said a headless cadaver had been recovered in Sulu. Maj. Felimon Tan Jr., spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, did not give specifics as to where and when the headless…

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